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Five questions: Atlanta Falcons

Five questions: Atlanta Falcons

profootballtalk.com Updated 17 hours ago
The Falcons had an impressive run of consistent regular season success. Then they even won a playoff game. But last year, a rash of injuries exposed some weaknesses in the roster, and the bottom fell out, in a big way, with a 4-12 record after five stra…
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  • Yates States Case to Be Falcons' Backup QB

    Yates States Case to Be Falcons' Backup QB

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    T.J. Yates made a strong case to be Atlanta's backup quarterback Thursday night.
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  • 'Hard Knocks' ep. 4 recap: Keep your shirt on, Matt Ryan

    'Hard Knocks' ep. 4 recap: Keep your shirt on, Matt Ryan

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    The Atlanta Falcons are the subject of this year's "Hard Knocks" on HBO. No team has ever gone undefeated after appearing on "Hard Knocks." Will Atlanta be the first? Tune in to find out! Meantime, here's what happened in Episode 4. …
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  • Falcons’ special teams coach blows a gasket on Hard Knocks

    Falcons’ special teams coach blows a gasket on Hard Knocks

    profootballtalk.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    In an ordinary workplace, a boss who screams obscenities into the faces of his underlings would not be tolerated. One of the lessons that HBO’s Hard Knocks has taught us through the years is that an NFL team is not an ordinary workplace. On Tuesday nigh…
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  • Hard Knocks Part 4: Armstrong's show

    Hard Knocks Part 4: Armstrong's show

    ESPN.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    The second-to-last episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons" featured a coach going on a classic, profanity-laced tirade in the meeting room. And guess what? It wasn't defensive line coach Bryan Cox this time. Spec…
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  • Falcons practice report: eye on nickel

    Falcons practice report: eye on nickel

    ESPN.com Aug 26 (2 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- All three of the Atlanta Falcons' candidates for the nickelback role were on the field for special teams at the start of Tuesday's practice. The battle between Robert McClain, Javier Arenas, and Josh Wilson remains unsettled, acco…
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  • Tice assesses Matthews at left tackle

    Tice assesses Matthews at left tackle

    ESPN.com Aug 26 (3 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice didn’t expect rookie first-round pick Jake Matthews to be perfect in his first NFL game at left tackle. He wasn’t. Matthews got whistled for a false start and a hold in the first quar…
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  • Falcons practice report: Asamoah sidelined

    Falcons practice report: Asamoah sidelined

    ESPN.com Aug 25 (3 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- As the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Monday, one significant starter watched from the sideline. Right guard Jon Asamoah, one of the team's top acquisitions this offseason, was held out of practice with an unspecified injury…
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  • RB Jackson returns to practice for Falcons

    RB Jackson returns to practice for Falcons

    ESPN.com Aug 25 (4 days ago)
    Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who injured his left hamstring at the beginning of training camp, returned to practice Monday for the first time since the injury.
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  • Holmes has solid start at right tackle

    Holmes has solid start at right tackle

    ESPN.com Aug 25 (4 days ago)
    There are obvious concerns about how Lamar Holmes will perform if he maintains a starting role this season. At least Holmes' first appearance as a starter in 2014 wasn't too shabby. The Atlanta Falcons right tackle had a solid performance in Saturday's …
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  • Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

    Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

    ESPN.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    Most significant move: The most eye-opening move had nothing to do with a player getting released. It was offensive lineman Mike Johnson being placed on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury during Saturday night's preseason loss to Tennessee. J…
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  • Falcons get down to 75 players

    Falcons get down to 75 players

    profootballtalk.com Aug 24 (4 days ago)
    We haven’t seen a sneak preview of this week’s Hard Knocks, but it’s a good bet that some of the episode will focus on the 11 players given their pink slips on Sunday. It’s a staple of the show, which means defensive end Theo Agnew, linebacker Brendan D…
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  • Falcons' Trufant asborbs big-play blame

    Falcons' Trufant asborbs big-play blame

    ESPN.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    ATLANTA -- Give Desmond Trufant credit. Even if the Atlanta Falcons second-year cornerback wasn't fully responsible for a 63-yard touchdown given up to Tennessee receiver Nate Washington on Saturday night, Trufant certainly took ownership for the blunde…
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  • Falcons' offense shows explosive ability

    Falcons' offense shows explosive ability

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    ATLANTA -- Saturday was just a taste of how explosive the Atlanta Falcons' offense can be this season. Catch-and-run touchdowns of 30-plus yards by both Julio Jones and Devin Hester were the highlights in the Falcons' 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.…
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  • Preseason Blitz: Julio Jones' long touchdown shows he'll be jus…

    Preseason Blitz: Julio Jones' long touchdown shows he'll be just fine

    yahoo.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    Falcons receiver Julio Jones looks just fine. Jones is coming off a foot injury that required season-ending surgery last year. He was on an unbelievable pace last year when he got hurt, and so far this preseason he looks like the exact same guy that was…
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  • Falcons get tough with chippy Titans

    Falcons get tough with chippy Titans

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    ATLANTA -- Roddy White couldn't help but laugh as he reflected on all the confrontations on the field Saturday night. The Atlanta Falcons receiver can talk trash with the best of them, but even White didn't understand what was going with the opponent in…
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  • Saturday's NFL Capsules

    Saturday's NFL Capsules

    nytimes.com Aug 23 (5 days ago)
    A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.
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  • Bond with Gonzalez could help Toilolo soar

    Bond with Gonzalez could help Toilolo soar

    ESPN.com Aug 22 (7 days ago)
    Some guys bond while out fishing. Others connect over beers at a sports bar. For Atlanta Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo, such bonding occurred on the basketball court. Shooting hoops with retired former teammate Tony Gonzalez is how the 6-foot-8 Toilo…
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  • Falcons' Matt Ryan at No. 55 in #NFLRank

    Falcons' Matt Ryan at No. 55 in #NFLRank

    ESPN.com Aug 22 (7 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Matt Ryan understands what it takes to be considered among the elite. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback doesn't get caught up in individual statistics, although he owns almost every significant passing record in franchise history. O…
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  • Eagles' offense makes Matt Ryan curious

    Eagles' offense makes Matt Ryan curious

    ESPN.com Aug 22 (7 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan isn't ashamed to admit his curiosity regarding other offenses around the league. Naturally, Ryan studies all the elite quarterbacks and what makes them successful. But at least one offense, as…
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  • Falcons bring back Eric Weems

    Falcons bring back Eric Weems

    The Atlanta Falcons brought back a familiar face Thursday by signing wide receiver/special-teamer Eric Weems to a one-year contract. Weems (5-9, 195) entered the NFL with the Falcons back in 2007 as an undrafted free agent from Bethune-Cookman. He spent…
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  • Raiders have no worries about Khalil Mack

    Raiders have no worries about Khalil Mack

    Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney got a lot of attention for his sack of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during last week’s preseason game, but there was no such acclaim for Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack after his own sack. That’s because Mack’s sack ca…
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  • Video - Yates Leads Falcons Past Jaguars 00:51

    Yates Leads Falcons Past Jaguars

    Aug 28
    T.J. Yates threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' 24-14 win over the Jaguars.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Matt Ryan 00:57

    Inside The Huddle: Matt Ryan

    Aug 28
    Falcons QB Matt Ryan suggests 75 percent pass completions in the new NFL standard.
  • Video - 'Hard Knocks': Bryan Cox chews out Atlanta Falcons rookie Ra'Shede Hageman 00:47

    'Hard Knocks': Bryan Cox chews out Atlanta Falcons rookie Ra'Shede Hageman

    Aug 26
    Atlanta Falcons rookie Ra'Shede Hageman takes a tongue lashing from defensive line coach Bryan Cox in the film room. Watch the re-air of "Hard Knocks" on Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET on HBO.
  • Video - Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons preseason highlights 01:58

    Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons preseason highlights

    Aug 24
    Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan both played well, but the Titans ultimately came out on top with a 24-17 victory.

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